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All Black great Samuel Whitelock announces retirement from professional rugby

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Samuel Whitelock has announced he will retire from all professional rugby at the end of the current club season in France where he is playing for Pau.The 35-year-old has called time on an illustrious professional...

Women’s Six Nations: How teams can qualify for WXV, Women’s RWC 2025

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Stade Marie-Marvingt, located inside the iconic Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans, will double as the start line for the Guinness Women’s Six Nations 2024 this weekend. Ireland are Saturday’s...

All Blacks icon poised for shock Test comeback

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks legend Sam Whitelock is considering a shock comeback to the international arena, according to a New Zealand Herald report. The Herald reported that new All Blacks coach Scott Robertson had...

Scotland's 1984 Grand Slam – Part one

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

It’s perhaps little known, but Scotland won what could be considered de facto Grand Slams in 1933 and 1938. With France having been expelled from the Five Nations Championship after 1931 over...

Six Nations record-breaker Lamaro living for the moment in Italian Rugby

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

As far as Michele Lamaro is concerned, the future has already arrived for Italian rugby. The inspirational flanker has just captained the Azzurri to their best ever Six Nations campaign, with wins over...

Scotland announce fixtures

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland will play four Tests at Scottish Gas Murrayfield in November as part of the 2024 Autumn Nations Series. First up, Gregor Townsend’s side host Fiji on Saturday 2 November,...

Japan League One Round 10 Review

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Crowley off the mark as Honda fires up Mie Honda Heat has given ex-Italy coach Kieran Crowley his maiden win in Japan Rugby League One after a courageous 20-19 victory over fellow...

Four wins but defeat to England – How Ireland won the 2024 Guinness Six Nations

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland retained the Guinness Six Nations title following victory over Scotland in Dublin. Here, the PA news agency looks at their route to another championship triumph. FRANCE 17 IRELAND 38 –...

Wales finish bottom of Six Nations as Italy win in Cardiff

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales suffered the ignominy of a first Six Nations wooden spoon since 2003 after Italy posted a 24-21 victory over them in Cardiff. Not even George North’s farewell appearance before international...

George North: A Wales Legend

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

As George North steps out on the international stage for the last time today, we look back at some of his achievements.  Backstory George North burst on to the international stage in 2010 as an...